In Waco, Texas, Ascension Providence Hospital and ER is a critical care hospital with advanced specialty care services.
Ascension Providence Hospital in Waco, Texas, is a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency care. We deliver care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Our surgical center has robotic and image-guided technology, and our surgeons perform minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to help with recovery. Our care teams listen to quickly understand your health needs and deliver care that's right for you. Ascension Providence Hospital is a destination for specialty care - including heart and vascular health, orthopedics, women's health and maternity services. Our OB-GYN maternity care teams at our Women's and Newborn Center, deliver a personalized birthing experience and advanced neonatal care for sick babies. We offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, imaging, lab tests and rehabilitation services, all on one campus.
Our primary and specialty care doctors offer advanced care close to home. Learn more about our services and programs:
Ascension Providence is a Commission on Cancer (CoC) accredited facility. This means Ascension Providence Cancer Program must maintain compliance with 34 CoC quality care standards and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care. The CoC accreditation program provides a framework for Ascension Providence to improve its quality of patient care through various programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care. We are able to benchmark our program against some of the best programs in the nation and gain insights and best practices to continually improve patient care for our community. Additionally, Ascension Providence takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer involving a wide array of care providers and support resources who work together for the best possible outcomes for our patients.
The Ion robot-assisted bronchoscopy is a minimally-invasive technology that improves accuracy and precision of the biopsy of a potentially cancerous nodule. Thanks to this technology, our Ascension Providence doctors can reliably biopsy nodules through a bronchoscopy as small as 1 centimeter, potentially diagnosing lung cancer earlier. They can also investigate nodules in more hard-to-reach areas that may have previously required CT scan-guided biopsies which can have significant complications.
The Ion is the newest tool the team of clinicians at Ascension Providence can use to diagnose and treat patients with lung cancer. Using this new technology, doctors can create a roadmap to access the lung nodule before they even begin the procedure. Then, a doctor controlling the robot can access the nodule by guiding a catheter to it using the roadmap and a camera. The robotic device remains steady and adjusts with the patient’s breath, which can reduce potential complications.
Ascension Providence is a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. And a Level II Stroke Center designated by the State of Texas -- the highest level of recognition available. Our team of stroke specialists deliver advanced stroke care for even the most complex cases. This highly specialized stroke care helps support better outcomes at a time when you need it most.
The Stroke Center is also awarded the Gold Plus Level Performance Award from the American Heart Association – Get with the Guidelines Program for providing advanced stroke care.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.